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Digital Painting Techniques: v. 2: Practical Techniques of Digital Art Masters [Paperback]

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1 Dec 2010 Digital Painting Techniques (Book 2)
Digital Painting Techniques: Volume 2 provides another thrilling opportunity to learn from some of the most accomplished and skilled digital artists from around the world. The second volume in this series covers a wide variety of themes and topics and provides in-depth tutorials to aid and inspire any digital artist, whether beginner or veteran. Custom Brushes, Speed Painting, Characters and Fantasy are just a few of the subjects covered in the chapters of this must-have book, with each tutorial providing a logical and professional approach to creating a digital painting of the highest standard. With additional features including a gallery of stunning artwork and links to free downloadable content such as custom brushes, Digital Painting Techniques: Volume 2 contains a wealth of inspiration and advice, making it a worthy addition to any artist s bookshelf.

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  • Paperback: 286 pages
  • Publisher: 3DTotal Publishing (1 Dec 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0955153018
  • ISBN-13: 978-0955153013
  • Product Dimensions: 27.7 x 21.3 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 73,496 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"If you want a few good months' worth of primarily 2D painting tutorials to make your way through, exploring various styles and genres, this book will serve you well. Inside you'll find some brilliant artists that take you through breakdowns of their own images, whether it's caricature, sci-fi battles, fantasy character, or dabbling with custom brushes. Aside from a gallery section that includes some familiar finished images, the contents and artists' insights are all new, making this a solid second step in a promising book series." -- "ImagineFX" magazine"I love seeing how other artists work. It helps me rethink my own techniques and consider how I might do things quicker and more effectively. "Digital Painting Techniques: V2" is an inspiring kick in the pants." -- Tim Warnock"I have never seen one book that has such a diverse collection of inspiring techniques and subject matter, generously shared by incredibly talented artists." -- Dylan Cole""Digital Painting Techniques: V2" covers a wide variety of methods and demonstrates the quality that can be achieved using those methods. It's a great resource for new digital artists or veterans looking to grow." -- Josh Nizzi"In the last decade, the digital age has reshaped the definition of art and the mediums in which art is created. The field of illustration and concept is brimming with talent and inspiration that continues to grow exponentially. This book is a showcase of the breadth of ability in the industry today." -- Stephan Martiniere - Art Director

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book from 3D Total... 29 Mar 2011
I've been painting digitally for over ten years and I still find useful nuggets of information in all the 3D Total books. I own a couple of the 'Digital Art Masters' series and also the first volume in of Digital Painting Techniques'. 'Digital painting techniques: Volume 2" continues the trend, with a broad range of styles and techniques, and an impressive roster of artists, including Jason Seiler, Mark McDonnell and Matt Dixon.

Jason Seiler's two tutorials are fascinating and lead to beautiful paintings. It's great to see the step-by-step process of an artist I've long admired and the end results are stunning. Mark McDonnell's pages seem a bit at odds with the title, being all pencil drawings (that don't look like they were executed digtitally), but nonetheless the workshop is a brilliant look at dynamic figure drawing and useful for digital artists. Matt Dixon takes us through one of his paintings with a an easy reading style that gives in-depth peek into his process and techniques.

I've worked as a character concept artist for most of my career, so the chapters that cover character creation are always my first stop when I open any book on digital art, but this book offers a LOT more. There's some terrific vehicle design (I particularly enjoyed Dwayne Vance's drawing and process), some beautiful environment tutorials and a very useful look at using 3D renders as a basis for 2D artwork. This is a very useful technique that can save hours experimenting with perspective and for those who don't have access to expensive 3D software, the tutorials in this book focus on Google's Sketch Up, a free alternative that provides enough power for many 3D templates.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great source of inspiration 1 Feb 2011
If like me, you've ever found yourself sitting in front of your screen drooling over a piece of artwork, studying it meticulously in order to get a brief glimpse as to how it might have been created, then this book will be of interest to you.

If you're familiar with any of the books from 3D Total, you'll know that a wonderfully presented book with beautiful images is guaranteed but even better than this, you also get a detailed account of the creation process along with inside tips and suggestions on how these beautiful images were made, from the artists themselves.

The book covers a large range of styles and genres to interest every reader and provides clear step by step tutorials, as well as links to free resources such as textures and custom brushes.

The artists provide very honest accounts of their creation processes; sometimes highlighting specific areas they found tough or challenging. It's encouraging to know that even the best artists struggle from time to time :)

A great addition to my work side desk.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
From 3D Total the leading online webspace & community for all lovers & creators of digital content comes Volume 2 of it's beautifully presented Digital Painting Techniques. Building on from the success of Volume 1, Volume 2 is bigger and better with all new tutorials and stunning artworks!

From the beginning of this book you are treated to some of the most mesmerising, elegant, intricate & down right beautiful artworks i've seen for some time. The first 4 sections of the book are split into characters, science fiction, fantasy and vehicles, these pages are crammed full of tips, tricks and tutorials aswell as stunning artworks. The remaining 4 sections are dedicated to full tutorials, split into speed painting, the use of custom brushes, painting from a 3D base mesh & finally complete projects.

But what you get here is so much more than just a set of pretty pictures on glossy pages.
You get techniques, expertise, suggestions and advice from the best artists in this field of digital imagery.

Throughout this book there's just about every style known to man created and then explained in great detail with step by step full colour images to accompany the easy to follow tutorials.

Whether you are new to digital painting or a seasoned pro looking for inspiration or new tip and tricks, this book has it.

Buy this book and you'll have a wealth of Digital Painting knowledge at your fingertips to keep forever, you won't be sorry.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 20 Mar 2014
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Is useful to learn for a creative student like me, really gives you tips on how to improve your skills
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Great Book from 3D Total collection. 1 Jun 2013
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I'm slowly getting into my digital art work, as I use to enjoy doing allot of art back in my school and college days. But the ideas and potential for what you can do in the digital art world now is just amazing. If you want inspiration or any possible ideas for good concept pieces, then you need to buy this book. It's a massive book and full of fantastic designs from various artists, and this includes examples as well as tutorials. Buy it, you'll love it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 7 Dec 2012
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As all other books of this series, this also is a very good book and useful for all, who are interested in digital painting. Again, I can only recommend it. Really fantastic!
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